Frequently Asked Questions
1. How can I get OSAID started in my local school?
First, look over the OSAID website for ideas. Starting an OSAID group takes three steps:
Ask a teacher or guidance counsellor if they are willing to help you start a group at your school.
Get some friends interested to help you.
Hold a meeting and plan an awareness-raising event at your school (check out the many ideas on this website).
2. What OSAID resources are available?
Resources available include our Provincial Coordinator, peer-support for OSAID members wishing to start or manage an OSAID group at their school, posters, banners, fatal vision goggles, Call Me Cards, Scholarships, Conferences, OSAID Speaks newsletters, Certificates, and Community Resources.
3. How do I contact my Region (Rep) representative?
‘Region Reps’ and the OSAID offices can be contacted through the Contact Us section of the OSAID website.
4. What’s the difference between a Regional Workshop and Conference?
The OSAID Workshops are one-day events with 50-100 delegates held close to your school usually in the fall of each year. The OSAID Provincial Leadership Conference is arranged by OSAID Inc., lasting over several days, it is larger and has prominent key-note speakers and delegates from all over the province attend.
5. What’s the difference between an Ambassador and a Chapter?
An OSAID Chapter is a group of students who work in their school and local community to raise awareness about the dangers of driving impaired. An OSAID Ambassador is one student doing the same awareness raising work because they do not have a teacher advisor in place or enough interest from other students in the school.
6. How can I make a donation to OSAID?
Check out our Donations section. Donations can be made online, by mail or by telephone.
7. Is it true that OSAID’s run by only teens?
OSAID is teen driven – today’s teens have input into today’s issues through the Provincial Student Regional Representatives and OSAID Student Advisory Council, but OSAID Inc. has an adult Board of Directors, Executive Director and staff who operate and guide the charity’s work.
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